The piano remained the main instrument of Beethoven throughout his life, and this specially priced 4-CD box set represents his entire and sizeable output for piano and orchestra, starting with the early Piano Concerto in E flat, WoO 4 – a work of tremendous energy and great technical demands, which Beethoven wrote when he was just twelve years old – and ending with Piano Concerto No. 5, the only one that Beethoven never performed himself in concert, due to his developing deafness.
The box set contains remastered versions of Howard's classic albums 'One to One' , 'Cross That Line' and 'In The Running'. The box set also contains 2 bonus discs containing a wealth of previously unreleased and rare tracks, all remastered. Also included are new remixed versions of 'The Prisoner' and 'You Know I Love You Don't You', these are not dance mixes but complete reconstructions from the original parts using modern technology. The box sets are hand numbered and complete the trilogy of Warner Remastered box sets.
Jean Roger-Ducasse was born in Bordeaux on 18 April 1873. He studied at the Paris Conservatoire from 1892 and in 1895, along with Ravel, joined the composition class of Gabriel Faure. In 1902 he won the second Grand Prix de Rome with his cantata Alcyone, with Ravel gaining fourth prize. He had a very active role in musical life in Paris founding the Societe Musicale Independante in 1909 and gaining the position of inspector general for the teaching of singing in Paris schools in 1910.